Former India head coach Ravi Shastri stressed the importance of handling players with empathy and care amid the bio-bubble restrictions in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and asked Virat Kohli to take a break from competitive action.

Highlighting that Virat Kohli has been going through a lean patch in IPL 2022, Ravi Shastri said the former India captain still has 6-7 years of cricket left in him and India should make sure they don't lose out on it by pushing him hard, especially during these times when bio-bubble fatigue is a cause of concern.

Shastri suggested Kohli should be offered a break before or after India's tour of England, adding that the RCB star's brain is fried amid the constant scrutiny and the burden of expectations.